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Helen Rothe

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Helen Rothe was born Jan. 13, 1924 in Gill, Colo. to Jacob J and Charlotte Miller.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. Pauls congregational church in Greeley. She attended Gill schools until she left for Cheyenne, Wyo. with 2 of her sisters when she was just 16 years old. It was there she met the love of her life, Harry Rothe, and on Nov. 23, 1947, they wed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. They were married for 50 years. After they married they moved west of Greeley to the family farm where they had 3 daughters. Helen became active in various bible studies at our Savior’s Lutheran Church, enjoyed traveling with her family, dancing, cooking and taking care of others. Helen and Harry loved to have guests at their family ranch at Red Feathers Lakes, Colo. where Helen looked forward to hosting and entertaining.

In 1970, the couple moved to Greeley and enjoyed their life there together. After the accidental death of her husband Harry in September, 1998, Helen divided up her time between the homes of her three daughters. She loved to spend time in the mountains of Glenwood Springs, Colo. with her daughter Janet, the city life with Lynette, and the farm life with her daughter Loretta. She had the best of all worlds between the 3 daughters. Some of the most cherished times were spent with her grandchildren.



She is survived by Janet Rothe of Glenwood Springs, Lynette Schump of Greeley and Loretta and husband Robert Geisick of Wiggins, Colo.; five grandchildren, Janell Schump of Fort Collins, Jody Schump of Greeley, Bryan and wife Jennifer Geisick of Cedar Falls, IA, Terry Geisick of Wiggins and fiance Amanda Moss of Greeley, Lisa and husband Albert Strickert of Weldona, Colo.; two brothers, Jacob Miller and wife Shirley of Greeley, and Lee miller and wife Norma of Greeley; Two sisters, Mary White of Greeley and Bernice Miller of Thornton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her parents; Freida Heberlein, Clara Stroh, Esther Meisner, Leona Gibbs, Ella Peppler, and one brother, Conrad Miller.



Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at Adamson Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1800 21st Avenue, Greeley. Interment will follow at Linn Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to “Mosaic Homes” or “Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado” in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo. 80634.

Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.adamsonchapels.com.


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